Woman's semi-formal domestic surcoat (waitao)
mid to late 18th century
Object Place: China
113 x 169 cm (44 1/2 x 66 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk gauze embroidered with silk and couched with metallic gold-wrapped threads
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Navy gauze Han woman’s semi-formal surcoat (waitao) with design of large fans, rocks, flowers, peonies and lion pairs embroidered in silk and couched with gold-wrapped threads; center front opening wide square sleeves, narrow neck band, ties at waist, sides open from hem to under arm.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 10, 1902.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection